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“WHEN WE THINK about the products on supermarket shelves, there isnu2019t a level playing field. Take wine and coffee for example.
The French donu2019t export green grapes. They export bottled and branded wine and consumers actually pay more for premium French brands such as Bordeaux, Burgundy and Champagne.
As a result, more jobs, income and profits stay in France and France makes about u20ac12bn a year from its wine exports.
At the same time, a big coffee-producing country like Ethiopia only earns u20ac760m from coffee. Both are premium products, so whatu2019s the problem?
Fairtrade Fortnight
Fairtrade has been fantastic for raising awareness but it was supposed to address this imbalance.
Fairtrade is marking Fairtrade Fortnight at the moment and after 20 years of Fairtrade products on our shelves in Ireland, has it achieved its aims of addressing poverty in developing countries?”

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